Planning for the DBA Program

DBA Tuition and Financial Aid

Our Financial Services team is ready to help you understand options for financing your degree.


DBA Tuition, 2023–24 academic year


per credit hour

Students enrolled in the DBA program are charged tuition based on the number of credit units of enrollment per semester. Tuition rates change annually in the summer and are updated on this site.

Tuition Payment Plans

You will be billed for tuition and fees prior to the beginning of each semester. Payments received by Washington University after the specified due date are subject to a late-payment fee.

An interest-free payment plan spreads yearly tuition payments over eight to 10 months. The deadline to enroll is August 1. There is a yearly administrative fee. For details, visit the Student Financial Services website.

Students who receive company reimbursement, as well as those who receive other forms of financial aid, are responsible for payment of their tuition by the specified due date, at the beginning of each term. It may be necessary for you to apply for a loan or pay the cost out of pocket, until your federal loan and/or employer reimbursement funds become available.

Funding Your DBA

Olin Financial Services advisors are available to help you determine your need for aid and identify the best options. Although many resources are available online, including Olin's Financial Services website, we’re available to advise you personally. Email or call 314-935-7301. Or you may schedule an appointment.

We don't offer specific scholarships or special financial aid packages. However, financing in the form of student loans and work study may be available. All applicants are eligible to apply for financial aid early in the application process. Your eligibility for a particular form of financial aid is determined by a variety of factors, including your citizenship status and the program in which you intend to enroll.

Financial aid comes from a variety of sources, including the federal government, and public and private sources. Applicants are also encouraged to seek private scholarships.

Additional websites for private scholarships:

Health Insurance Requirement

Washington University requires all full-time, degree-seeking students to maintain health insurance for the duration of their enrollment.

Students must either purchase the Washington University Student Health Insurance Plan or prove they have adequate coverage through another plan. If you do not demonstrate that you have adequate coverage from another plan, you will be automatically enrolled in the university plan and billed accordingly. Visit Student Health Services to learn more.